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'Fortune, quality and guile' key in Brighton & Hove Albion 's win - Chris Hughton

7 December 2015

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton says there were a number of factors involved as his side came from two down to beat Charlton Athletic 3-2.

The Seagulls extended their unbeaten Sky Bet Championship run to 20 games with the victory, and returned to the top of the table in the process.

Ademola Lookman and Reza Ghoochannejhad had given Charlton a two-goal lead inside four minutes, before James Wilson, Bobby Zamora and Tomer Hemed all struck to earn a dramatic win.

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Hughton praised goalkeeper David Stockdale for keeping them in the game, his backroom staff for their input in sparking a revival, as well as the quality and guile of his squad.

“They [Charlton] had a lot of pace on the counter attack and it worked for them. We got caught out and conceded what I thought were two poor goals," he told seagulls.co.uk.
 
“We allowed too many players to get caught in advanced positions, while knowing that they had that ability to break.
 
“They had some very good opportunities and we could have gone in three-nil down at half-time. We were certainly grateful to David Stockdale for keeping the scoreline down to two goals at the break.
 
“We managed to keep our three strikers on the pitch and I probably have to thank my coaches for that as there is a lot going on, on the touchline. They suggested going with three at the back, which we did do and it paid dividends for us in the end.
 
“Charlton defended very deep; after the first goal they went 4-4-1-1 and then they went down to ten men. But you see numerous teams go down to ten men and the scoreline remains the same. You need that little bit of fortune, quality and guile and we got that with the three goalscorers today.”

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